St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran became the first switch-hitter in MLB league history to record 300 home runs and 300 steals. It’s fitting it came against the team he got his start with, when Beltran stole second against the Kansas City Royals. It was Beltran’s 300th in 343 attempts overall. Then he was caught stealing following a pickoff throw by Royals starter Vin Mazzaro and he easily thrown out at third. Beltran has 321 career homers, including a National League-leading 19 this season.
His first home run came on April 10, 1999 in Chicago against White Sox starter Jaime Navarro. His 300th homer game last September 14 when he played for the Giants. It came off Mat Latos of San Diego. His first stolen base came before his first homer and also happened in Chicago. As a September call-up in 1998, Beltran stole a base against the White Sox in a 13-4 win at Chicago.
AUDIO Beltran on the 300-300 club
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